Hungarian president asks Fidesz party leader to form new gov't

19:02, April 28, 2010      

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Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom announced on Wednesday that he would asked Viktor Orban, chairman of the Fidesz party -- which just won an unprecedented two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections -- to form a government at the first session of parliament.

During a meeting, Orban said yes when Solyom asked him if he had the support of a parliamentary majority and would he be willing to head a government.

Solyom then told the media that he would officially call upon Orban to form a government at the first session of parliament, which he hoped to convene on May 14.

Orban reiterated that although his party had won a landslide victory with a two-thirds majority, he hoped his government would represent all three-thirds of the Hungarian people.



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